‘To Manifest’ was performed on 5th March 2020 at ‘The Feminist School of Architecture Teach Out’ at Foodhall, Sheffield by Catalina Mejía Moreno and Emma Cheatle.
For this Feminist Teachout Emma and I performed out loud our collective manifesto ‘To Manifest’, product of the intersection with a collaborative, Feminist Art and Architecture Collaborative (FAAC), and later published as ‘To Manifest’ (Harvard Design Magazine, No. 46, “No Sweat”, Dec. 2018).
The writing took place at Columbia University, in a small top-floor room; eighteen laptops, eighteen pairs of hands, eighteen minds, growing a google document live, online. ‘To Manifest’ calls for care within the university, that great model of the collective.
As part of the teachout, we asked everyone attending to read it with us, to set the tone of the day and presentations to follow. ‘To Manifest’ had previously been performed as part of the UCU_Teachout in December 2019, at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and invited by Jane Rendell and Barbara Penner.
Catalina Mejía Moreno